Big Nothing | photo by Jared Castaldi | courtesy of the artist

Philly four-piece Big Nothing caught our ears with their self-titled debut EP in 2017, and they’ve spent the last two years in between releases working on a full-length record. The band just announced that their new LP, Chris, will be released on May 10 via Salinas Records, and Big Nothing’s signature combination of melodic punk and power pop can be heard in the lead single “Real Name,” which is out now. The new track is catchy enough that you’ll be singing along as vocalist/guitarist Pat Graham sings “no one ever calls me by my reeeaall name,” and counting the days until the full album’s out.

Big Nothing will be touring with their labelmates Radiator Hospital, who are also releasing a new record, this spring. The two bands will play PhilaMOCA on May 21 with Swanning and Cherry, and tickets are on sale now. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Radiator Hospital / Big Nothing / Swanning — 2019 Tour Dates
May 6 Richmond, VA Space Litter
May 7 Durham, NC Pinhook
May 8 Athens, GA Flicker
May 9 Atlanta, GA Casa Nova
May 10 Chattanooga, TN Sluggo’s
May 11 Nashville, TN Hollywood Hideout
May 12 Bloomington, IN Venue TBD
May 13 Columbus, OH Dirty Dungarees Laundromat
May 14 Chicago, IL Empty Bliss
May 15 Grand Rapids, MI Corner Record Shop
May 16 Detroit, MI Outer Limits
May 17 Toronto, Canada Hard Luck Bar
May 18 Montreal, Canada Pouzza Fest
May 19 New York, NY Trans-Pecos
May 21 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA